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Undergraduate Program & Degree Types

Business Economics      
Canadian Studies     
Drama and Creative Arts     
Education – French as a Second Language Concentration       
French Studies     
Gender & Women’s Studies      
International Studies      
International Studies & Business Administration dual degree in partnership with emlyon Business School      
Linguistics & Language Studies     
Political Science     
Sexuality Studies     
Spanish and Latin American Cultures & Societies     
Professional Translation      
Undecided Major        
Certificate in Spanish for Business and Professional Communication*        
Discipline of Teaching English as an International Language (D-TEIL)*        
Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in Public History*        
Law and Social Thought**        
Refugee and Migration Studies*        
Sexuality Studies*        
Spanish/English – English-Spanish Translation*        
Technical and Professional Communication*        
NEW! Certificate in Creative Writing Across Contexts (CWAC)*        

* Consecutive Certificate: available as a stand-alone certificate for existing degree holders

** Concurrent Certificate: must be taken in conjunction with a York bachelor-level program

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Degree types at York-Glendon

Glendon Bilingual Bachelor Degree (BA, iBA, BSc and iBsc): The Glendon Bilingual Bachelor is the degree offered automatically across all disciplines taught at Glendon College. The degree requirements include the achievement of six (6) credits in the student’s non-dominant official language, at the 2000 level.

Glendon Bachelor of Arts: The Glendon Bachelor of Arts (Glendon BA) is a flexible version of the Glendon Bilingual Bachelor degree. The degree requirements include the achievement of six (6) credits in the student non-dominant official, at any level.

This BA is not available in all disciplines, nor is it available equally in French and English. The disciplines in which this flexible option is available include:

In French: Science politique

In English: Business Economics, Economics, English, Gender and Women’s Studies, Hispanic Studies, History, International Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology (BA only), Sexuality Studies, Sociology

Honours: An undergraduate degree option; it requires the completion of a minimum of 120 credits and a minimum of 42 major credits.

Specialized Honours: An undergraduate degree option; it requires the completion of a minimum of 120 credits and a minimum of 54 major credits.

Double Major: An Honours degree option that includes concentrated sets of courses in two major subject areas for which students receive one Honours undergraduate degree with both majors identified on their transcript.

Dual Credential Program: A program of study offered by two or more universities or by a university and a college or institute, including Institutes of Technology and Advanced Learning, in which successful completion of the requirements is confirmed by a separate and different degree/diploma document being awarded by at least two of the participating institutions, of which one is York University. It is an Inter-Institutional type of degree program.

Major: A primary concentration of courses taken in a subject area within an undergraduate degree program. Normally, a major requires at least 30 of the 90 credits required for a bachelors degree or 42 of the 120 credits required for an Honours degree.

Minor: A secondary concentration of courses taken in one subject area within an Honours degree. Normally, a minor requires at least 30 of the 120 credits required. Minors are not available in a bachelors degree.

Stream (Undergraduate): A structured set of courses with a particular focus within an Honours undergraduate degree program, to provide additional depth within the Major. Appears on the academic transcript but does not appear on the degree parchment. Normally a stream will require a minimum of 12 credits in addition to the core credits in order to advance the depth of the major within the degree program requirements.

Undergraduate Certificate: A for-credit program of studies attesting to a level of competence or skills in a particular area or field. It is distinct from an undergraduate degree program and stream. A certificate recognizes a specific grouping of courses that i) are cross-disciplinary but with a thematic coherence, ii) form a coherent yet distinctive complement to the major of a degree program, or iii) lead to the acquisition of specific skills or professional expertise that may meet requirements of outside accrediting bodies.

Concurrent Certificate: Completed concurrently with an undergraduate degree program.

Consecutive Certificate: Open to candidates who hold a degree or have significant post-secondary education.